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US News Corona case numbers: RKI reports fewer infections and warns of a further increase

11:25  21 september  2020
11:25  21 september  2020 Source:   fitforfun.de

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As expected, the Robert Koch Institute reported a comparatively low number of new corona infections on Monday.

Accordingly, the health authorities had transmitted 922 cases within one day, as the RKI announced.

Experience has shown that the number of cases reported is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities report data to the RKI at the weekend.

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Saturday brought the highest value since April.

On Saturday, the highest value since April was reached with 2297 new corona infections . "After a temporary stabilization of the number of cases at an elevated level, a further increase in transmissions in the population in Germany can currently be observed," wrote the RKI in its situation report on Sunday.

The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April.

The number then tended to decrease and rose again in July. In August the number of cases was just over 2000 (2034). The number of new infections detected also depends on how many people are tested.

272,337 people infected since the beginning of the Corona crisis

According to the RKI figures, at least 272,337 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the Corona crisis (data status 09/21, 00:00).

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According to the RKI, the number of deaths in connection with a corona infection is 9,386 as on the previous day.

Around 242,200 people had survived the infection according to RKI estimates.

R-value remains above 1

The number of reproductions, or R-value for short, was 1.22 (previous day: 1.27) according to RKI estimates in Germany according to the management report from Sunday.

This means that an infected person infects a little more than one other person on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate about one and a half weeks beforehand.

In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report. The value relates to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations.

According to RKI estimates, this value was 1.17 (previous day: 1.24). It shows the infection process from eight to 16 days ago.

sources

RKI Covid-19 dashboard, accessed on 21.09.2020, https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/478220a4c454480e823b17327b2bf1d4

RKI Corona situation report from 21.09., Accessed on 21.09.2020 :, https: // www .rki.de / DE / Content / InfAZ / N / Neuartiges_Coronavirus / Fallzahlen.html

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